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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Near Orange Lake in Newburgh

By BOB MCCORMICK, Correspondent | April 20, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 042021101

NEWBURGH, NY - The Orange Lake FD, along with Town of Newburgh Police and EMS, responded to a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and SUV on Route 52 and Rock Cut Road, April 20th. The driver of the motorcycle, later identified as 46-year-old Shakir Rashada, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred when the SUV, driven by a 21-year-old Newburgh man, attempted to make a left hand turn from Route 52 onto Rock Cut Road and struck the motorcycle, which was traveling eastbound on Route 52. Orange Lake Fire Police shut down Route 52 in both directions during the investigation into the fatal crash.

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